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Music, All Shook Down This Week in Music: MTV Music Awards, Pizza Hut, John Lennon's Killer & Much More

This Week in Music: MTV Music Awards, Pizza Hut, John Lennon's Killer & Much More

"My name is Jesse and I am accepting this award on behalf of the 1.6 million runaways and homeless youth in the United States who are starving, lost and scared for their lives right now. I know this because…
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Film, "Diana": Another Fairy Tale About the People's Princess

"Diana": Another Fairy Tale About the People's Princess

Best known for Downfall, about the last days of Hitler, director Oliver Hirschbiegel turns his attention now to a cuddlier if thematically consistent subject: the last years of Diana, Princess of Wales. This inessential but watchable and poshly mawkish movie…
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Music, All Shook Down Music at Queen Elizabeth's Jubilee Concert: Six Things All Americans Should Know

Music at Queen Elizabeth's Jubilee Concert: Six Things All Americans Should Know

Dear Americans, as a British person, I feel I ought to explain a few things about the lunacy of the last four days. If you watch any sort of news whatsoever, you saw a series of increasingly bizarre things taking…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>The Royal Family Pop-Up Book</i> Reminds Us How Well the Last Royal Wedding Worked Out

The Royal Family Pop-Up Book Reminds Us How Well the Last Royal Wedding Worked Out

Each Friday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from Golden State basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. The Royal Family Pop-Up Book Author:Patrick Montague-Smith Date: 1984 Publisher: Hamlyn Publishing Group,…
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Culture, Artcap

Art Review: Greg Gossel: "Sleepwalking" at White Walls

Standing before a large collage titled Cowboys (Black), which connects a distressed-looking Iron Man with snippets of John Wayne, Princess Diana, and "Pow!" comic-strip blurbs, Greg Gossel proclaims, "I'm playing off ideas of exaggerated masculinity and helpless women." Each of…
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Film, Royally Screwed

Royally Screwed

The Duchess is the best women's movie of the summer. Don't get too excited: Sex and the City, Mamma Mia!, and The Women set the bar so dismally low that almost any film with a dame in it who doesn't…
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News, The Snitch Kim Jong-Il, Jesus, Watson and Crick, SF Rabbi Langer: the Snitch presents the "Top Ten Most Jaw-Dropping Bobbleheads"

Kim Jong-Il, Jesus, Watson and Crick, SF Rabbi Langer: the Snitch presents the "Top Ten Most Jaw-Dropping Bobbleheads"

San Francisco Giants unveil nodding headed doll of San Francisco's Rabbi Yosef Langer, who serves as the team's "Rally Rabbi" on Jewish Heritage Night A Diversion By Joe Eskenazi Here's a one-year-older-than-God's-parents joke about a rabbi who nodded his…
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News, Sucka Free City What a Drag

What a Drag

If there were one sure way of knowing where a celebrity stands in the gay community, it's when, upon their passing, a shrine in their honor pops up spontaneously on the corner of 18th and Castro (also known as Hibernia…
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Dining, Dish Enchanted

Neat Trick

I've always been simultaneously intrigued by and suspicious of dishes at vegetarian restaurants that purport to be "just as good as" or "better than" the real (meat) thing. First of all, why would a veggie restaurant that was proud and…
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Calendar, Halloween

REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): The Chinese city of Lanzhou is plagued by stagnant pollution. Its cars and industries pour out a constant supply of waste gas, and the surrounding landscape bottles it up so it can't readily flow away. Solution:…
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Calendar, Halloween

Slap Shots

The Great White Hope Everyone's heard the old song about New York -- if you can make it there, you'll make it anywhere, etc. -- but here in the collective support group known as San Francisco, things are different. If…
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Calendar, Halloween

REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): The cosmic traffic signal is about to change from red to green. Your unlucky number will soon stop popping up every couple of hours. And the "Please Don't Touch" sign will either get knocked down or…
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Calendar, Halloween

Slap Shots

Reading on a Budget Since 1978, the Bay Area has turned for its soundbite medical advice to KGO-TV and radio's Dr. Dean ("If you've ever had a rash from wearing jewelry, you are familiar with nickel allergies") Edell. The curly-haired…
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